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Seoul to Push for UNESCO Registration of “Candlelight Vigils”

Seoul to Push for UNESCO Registration of “Candlelight Vigils”

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will be pushing for the registration of “candlelight vigils” in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme, an international initiative to protect the documentary heritage of humanity. The historical and cultural asset division of the SMG has commissioned experts to carry out initial research to [...]

Undercover Inspectors Commissioned for Safety Checks in Seoul

Undercover Inspectors Commissioned for Safety Checks in Seoul

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A new team of undercover inspectors was launched yesterday, tasked with making unannounced rounds at construction sites to prevent accidents. The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that Mayor Park Won-soon had handed out individual badges to 20 newly commissioned undercover safety inspectors. The team, composed of experts in the [...]

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it had paved sections of the city’s roads in Gangnam with a photocatalytic substance that will help filter nitrogen oxide, one of the harmful components of fine dust. The work took place between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. yesterday on roads surrounding [...]

Seoul to Aid Youth with Unpaid Student Loans

Seoul to Aid Youth with Unpaid Student Loans

SEOUL, Jun, 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will join hands with the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KSAF) to help youth currently in credit delinquency resulting from student loans, by offering funds totaling 160 million won. Those eligible for the bailout should be credit delinquents residing in Seoul or having graduated from a [...]

Special Summer Sale for International Visitors to Seoul

Special Summer Sale for International Visitors to Seoul

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A special sale that offers significant discounts for foreign visitors in Seoul will kick off on July 1. The “Seoul Summer Sale” to be held during the entire month of July was jointly announced by the city government of Seoul and the Seoul Tourism Organization. The number of businesses [...]

Bukchon Hanok Village to Implement “Visitation Hours”

Bukchon Hanok Village to Implement “Visitation Hours”

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Bukchon Hanok Village, a major tourist hot spot in Seoul, will be implementing “visitation hours,” barring visitors from touring the area early in the mornings and at night. The measure stems from complaints of loud noise and invasion of privacy from Bukchon residents. The local governments of Seoul and [...]

Parking Tickets Go High-tech

Parking Tickets Go High-tech

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is trying to lower costs by digitalizing parking tickets. According to an official announcement yesterday, the city will join hands with the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) to create a digital system that will make it possible to transmit parking tickets via a mobile [...]